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Date: 
May 09, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 722-1 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 9:54 am - 10:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger; the recording began at an unknown time while the meeting was in progress. Kissinger's schedule -Meeting with President -Memorandum from President -Press briefing -Time Vietnam -Air strikes -Discussion -Intensity -Targets -Railroad bridges -Petroleum, oil and lubricant [POL] dumps -Haiphong -Power plants -Soviets -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -The President’s May 8, 1972 speech -Agreements with US -Protests to US Egon Bahr -Call to Kissinger Kissinger talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:54 and 10:00 am. [Conversation No. 722-1A] Possible call From Bahr [End of telephone conversation]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-1 (cont.) Vietnam -President's memorandum to Kissinger -Blockade -President's decision -Julius Caesar -Success -Requirements -Press reports -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Public response -George Meany -President’s telephone call Rose Mary Woods entered at an unknown time after 9:54 am. -Memorandum for Kissinger -Blockade -President's speech -Press reaction -Student interviews -George Washington University -Tone Woods left at an unknown time before 10:00 am. Vietnam -Blockade -William P. Rogers's statement -Purpose -Seaborne supplies -Mining -Soviet ships -Avoidance -North Vietnamese territorial waters -Soviets -President's previous letter -Kissinger's previous meeting with Dobrynin -Cancellation of Summit -Statement
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-1 (cont.) Kissinger's schedule -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] -Meetings with President -Time Kissinger left at 10:00 am.
Conversation No. 722-2 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:00 am and 10:03 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Meeting with President
Conversation No. 722-3 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 10:03 am - 10:41 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule -Morning work -Meeting with John B. Connally -Coming days Vietnam -Blockade -Necessity Welfare reform -President's meeting with George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-3 (cont.) Vietnam -Blockade -William P. Rogers -Possible testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees -Timing -Congress -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's testimony -Armed Services Committee -Rogers's testimony -Timing -Henry A. Kissinger's testimony -Timing -Rogers's testimony -Fact sheet draft -Author -Charles W. Colson -S. Steven Karalekas -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s review -Contents -North Vietnamese offensive -President's peace offers -North Vietnamese rejection -Necessity of action -Other nations -Public opinion -Publicity for positive responses -White House staff -Ronald L. Ziegler -Support for President -Strength -Telegram problems -Endorsement from public figures -Publicity -Tone -Comparison with previous speech -Intensity -"Hawks" -Prisoner of war [POW] wives -Reaction -Maj. Gen. James D. Hughes -Resolutions -Vietnamization
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-3 (cont.) -POW wives -Attitude -Change -League of POW-Missing in Action [MIA] families -United Press International [UPI] -Resolution -Work with Hughes -Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Press reports -Resolution -Changes -POW -President's objectives -Necessity of blockade -Public opinion -Opposition -George S. McGovern -Hubert H. Humphrey -Nebraska campaign
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-McGovern statement -Compared to Cambodia statements -Protests -Colleges -Number -Demonstrations -White House -Extent -Senate and House response -Democrats
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-3 (cont.) -Clark MacGregor -George H. Mahon -John C. Stennis -Caucus meeting -Republicans -MacGregor meeting -Democrats -Briefings -Rogers’s performance -Moorer -Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird and Rogers -Briefing evaluated -Conduct of briefing -Rogers -Statement on mines -J. William Fulbright’s view -Laird interruption -Rogers -Position on blockade -Support from executive departments -Draft statement -President's objectives -Methods -Rogers -Statement on mines -United Nations [UN] notification -George H.W. Bush -"Hawks" -MacGregor -George D. Aiken -Statement -Changes -Comparison with Bangladesh -Republican response -James L. Buckley -Gerald R. Ford -Robert P. Griffin -Jacob K. Javits -Margaret Chase Smith -George C. Wallace statement -Edward M. Kennedy statement -Democrats
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-3 (cont.) -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew rebuttal -Time -McGovern -Television appearance -Purchase of television time -News coverage -Amount and tone -Comparison with Cuban missile crisis -Necessity -Kissinger -Contribution to US foreign policy -People's Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union initiatives -Soviet trip -Necessity -Criticism -Democratic caucus -Counterattack -Comparison with Cuban missile crisis -Republican support for John F. Kennedy -Confrontation with Soviets -Democrats -Strategy -Humphrey and McGovern -Comparison with President's support for John Kennedy -President's previous television speech -Humphrey and McGovern -Counterattack -Humphrey -McGovern -Edward Kennedy -Agnew's role -Connally's role -Success -Soviet moves -Possible Summit cancellation -US statement -Kissinger -Tone of commentary -North Vietnamese arms -Soviet Union -PRC -Rogers -Schedule
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-3 (cont.) -Role -Kissinger’s view -Testimony -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Support for President -Publicity to Congress -Methods -Intensity and scope -Impact -Rogers, Moorer -Encouragement to Congressional supporters -Soviet ships -Location -Photographs -Use for publicity -Haig's instructions -Soviet response -Haig's report -Soviet ships -Location -Photographs -Laird -Call from President -Support -Rogers -President's meeting with leaders -Necessity -President's appearance -Manner -Kissinger -Meeting with subcabinet officers -Possible replacements -Laird -Rogers -Kissinger's appearance -Briefings -Press -Rogers -Purpose -Rogers -Briefings -Laird -Rogers
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-3 (cont.) -Moorer -Congress -MacGregor's office -Democrats -Stennis -Kissinger briefing -Democrats -F. Edward Hebert -Southern Democrats -Support -Necessity -Haldeman's position -Kissinger's position -President's position -Irreversibility -Rogers -Statements -Rhetoric -Content -Coolness -Dedication to peace -National interest above political interests -US role in world -Further work Haldeman left at 10:41 am.
Conversation No. 722-4 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 10:42 am - 10:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule -Dinner for Duke Law School alumni -Attendance -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Warren E. Burger
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Lewis F. Powell -John B. Connally -Richard G. Kleindienst -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -John W. Dean, III -Number of Administration members -Number of law school graduates -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Gifts -Lucy A. Winchester -Number -Compacts -Cuff links -Alternatives -Guest book -Charles S. Rhyne -Location -Stephen B. Bull -Location -Meeting with Soviet trade delegation -Peter M. Flanigan's comments -Henry A. Kissinger's presence Butterfield left at 10:48 am.
Conversation No. 722-5 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:48 am until 10:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. A letter to Wilt Chamberlain -Congratulations on National Basketball Association [NBA] championship -Los Angeles Lakers -Playing skills -Life pictures of home -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Vietnam -Blockade -President's previous speech -Public response -Telephone calls -Support for President -Lloyd Rain [sp?] -Paul Cabot -Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker -Fred Schluter -Dr. William M. Lukash -News commentators Manolo Sanchez -Knee surgery -Recovery time Letter to Chamberlain -Signature Robert C. Hill recommendation for ambassador to Spain -Adm. Horacio Rivero -Visit with Gen. Francisco Franco -Peter M. Flanigan -Hill -Memorandum George Landau -President's previous trip -Hill's recommendation for ambassador to Ceylon -Identified -President’s recommendation
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12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 722-5 (cont.)
Vietnam -Blockade -President's speech -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's call -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's report -Woods's report President's schedule -Duke Law School dinner -Remarks by President -A reference book -Alexander P. Butterfield -Charles S. Rhyne -Wife’s health -Previous Administration job offers -Scholarship announcement -Time -Richard Kiefer Vietnam -Blockade -President's previous speech -Strain of compiling -Delivery -Woods’s view -Emotional strain -Democrats -President's support for John F. Kennedy during Cuban missile crisis -George S. McGovern -Hubert H. Humphrey -George Meany -George C. Wallace -Statement -Compared with McGovern's statement -Public support for President -McGovern presidency -Woods’s view ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) [Personal returnable] [Duration: 45s ]
Conv. No. 722-5 (cont.)
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Telephone calls -Robert H. Abplanalp -Perle Mesta -Paul Bradley Haldeman entered at 10:54 am. -Earl L. Butz -Report on support for President's speech Vietnam -Blockade -Public reaction -Talking points -Support for President -President's personal qualities -Lasker's call -Publicity from White House
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -The President’s view -Lukash -President's decision -Risks to election -Prisoner of war [POW] release -Publicity -Public response -Publicity Woods and Haldeman left at 10:57 am.
Conv. No. 722-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 722-6 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 2:57 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Photographs -John B. Connally's ranch Butterfield left at 2:58 pm. Vietnam -Blockade -Cabinet meeting -Departmental meetings -Connally -William P. Rogers -Support for President J. Edgar Hoover building -Publicity Vietnam -Blockade -President's previous speech -Clifford P. Case and Frank F. Church statement -President's moves toward peace
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Amendment -Ceasefire -US withdrawal -Prisoners of war [POW] return -Democrats -Polls -White House poll -Validity -Release -Interviews -Question -Wording -Response -Release -Albert E. Sindlinger poll -Question -Release of results -Comparison of Sindlinger and White House polls -Public response -Mayor Richard J. Daley -Forthcoming statement -George P. Shultz Haldeman left at 3:00 pm.
Conv. No. 722-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 722-7 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally; Ollie F. (“Ollie”) Atkins was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Vietnam -President's previous speech on the blockade -Connally’s view -Delivery
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 722-6 (cont.)
Photographs -Atkins -Connally ranch -Gift to John and Idanell B. (“Nellie”) Connally -Quality -Location -Kay Dobson [?] -Tom O'Connor -Woody [surname unknown] [Horses?] -Norman [surname unknown] [Horses?] -Surget [sp?] Research -Book, Twentieth-Century Glass, American and European -Metropolitan Museum of Art -Engraving Vietnam -President's previous speech on the blockade -Public opinion -Treasury Department -Working people -Blacks -Chauffeur -Arthur F. Burns's report -Support for action -Support for President -Alexander P. Butterfield [?] -Blockade -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Henry A. Kissinger -Connally's speech -Cabinet meeting -Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Opposition -Length -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Stance -The President’s view -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Connally's support for President
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Rogers and Laird -Opposition -Reasons -Bureaucratic leadership -Qualities -Connally’s view -Compared with business leaders -Laird -Opposition -Success -NSC meeting -Rogers and Connally -Rogers's view -The President’s view -Kissinger -Alternatives for US -Bargaining power -Prisoners of war [POWs] -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnamese defeat -Consequences for President and US -Forthcoming election -US defeat -President's response Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 3:09 pm. -Blockade -Ziegler's briefing -Report from Michael J. Mansfield and Hugh Scott -Statement for press -Personal greeting -Chou En-lai -Speeches -Discussion of President's speech Ziegler left at 3:11 pm. -Opposition -Motives -Necessity -Mining -Air strikes
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Rails -Petroleum, oil and lubricant [POL] dumps -Military expectations of success -The President’s view -Rails -POL -Connally’s view -B-52s -Laird -Gen. Creighten W. Abrams, Jr. -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Possibility of success -Compared with Lyndon B. Johnson's tactics -Limitations -President's tactics -Rails -Intensity of bombing -Rails -Repairs -Equipment -Compared with World War II -Targets -Priorities -Power plants -Public opinion -Intensity -Benefits -Power failures -Destruction of North Vietnam machinery -Impact -North Vietnamese offensive -Kontum -Hue -South Vietnamese countermeasure -Nguyen Van Thieu -Air strikes -Blockade -A treaty -Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -Public opinion -Support for President -President's attendance
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Conditions -North Vietnamese offensive -Compared to Dunkirk -Criticism -President's previous support for John F. Kennedy -Democrats -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edmund S. Muskie -Edward M. Kennedy -George S. McGovern -Cessation -President's offers -Connally’s view -Troop withdrawals -Thieu -North Vietnamese rejection -Reason -North Vietnamese demands -US response -Compared to Armageddon -US great power status Public opinion -Connally’s view -Influence of Edward Kennedy, Muskie, McGovern -Unrest, frustration -Proportions -Situation in Texas -Governor's race -Voting results -Ben F. Barnes -Dolph Briscoe -Frances T. (“Sissy”) Farenthold -McGovern support -Runoff -Briscoe -Farenthold -Barnes -Briscoe -Background -[Forename unknown] Walker media campaign -Effect -Attorney General's race
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -John Hill -The President’s view -Parallel to US -Issues -Revenue sharing, welfare reform -Leadership -George C. Wallace and McGovern -Response -Humphrey -Lack of support -Influence of "Atomic Age" -Nagasaki, Hiroshima -Psychological effect on US -Previous wars -Psychological effect on US -Influence on international affairs -Influence on monetary affairs -Influence on domestic affairs -Government -Manifestations -Political leadership -State and local levels -Congress -President's role -Public expectations -President's role -Necessity -Possibility of arnarchy -Democrats' leadership -1972 candidates -Edward Kennedy -Humphrey -McGovern -Impact on US -Longshoremen's strike -President's role in ending -Busing -Administration's actions -Delays -Studies -Amendment -Rhetoric -Deficiencies of plan
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Responsibility -Rhetoric -Quality -President's speech -Show of leadership -Congress -Conflicts with President -Connally’s view Forthcoming election -Incumbents -Past elections -Governors -Florida -Farris Bryant -Georgia -Carl E. Sanders -Kentucky -Bert T. Combs -Defeats -Polls -Reliability -Undercurrents -Shortcomings -Texas election -Polls -Defeat of Barnes -Farenthold -Position on social issues -Radicalism -Abortion, marijuana -Briscoe -Connally’s view -Age -Background -Family -Education -Character -Intelligence -Home -Constituency -Democrat primary -Defeats
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Democratic Party -Unrest -1972 compared with 1968 convention -Texas primary -McGovern vote -Wallace vote -Uncommitted -Humphrey, McGovern supporters -McGovern vote -Reasons -Support for President -Contrast with Ohio and Illinois -President's leadership -Domestic -International -Democrats -McGovern -Vulnerabilities -Taxes -Amnesty -Abortion -Marijuana -President's response -Nomination -Edward Kennedy -Humphrey -California -Weaknesses -Lack of support -Compared with the President -Edward Kennedy and McGovern -Divisions in nation -Convention -Turmoil -McGovern supporters -Intellectuals -Liberals -Blacks -Chicanos -Lack of leadership -John V. Lindsay -Richard J. Daley -Illinois delegation
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
-New York -Pennsylvania -California -Samuel W. Yorty -Joseph Alioto -Texas -Colorado -Wisconsin -Minnesota -New York -Connecticut -New York -McGovern support -Lack of brokers -Harry S. Truman -Samuel Rayburn -Johnson -Daley -Robert Wagner -David Lawrence -Continuity -Lack of leadership -McGovern supporters -Anarchy -Edward Kennedy -Nomination -Anarchy -President's leadership -Need -Rhetoric -Major issues -Attacks on Congress -Budget issues -Spending cuts -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, George P. Shultz -Size of government -Cuts -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Social Security -Job programs -Manpower training -Results compared with costs -Taxes
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
-Increases -Reforms -Problems with Congress -Possible recession -Effects -Primary results -Democrat candidates -McGovern -The President’s view -Connally’s view -Comparison with Barry M. Goldwater -The President’s view -Edward Kennedy -Connally’s view -Humphrey -The President’s view -McGovern -Radicalism -Ideology -Edward Kennedy -Patriotism -Connally’s view -Political ambitions -Connally’s view -Robert F. Kennedy -Previous election -Attacks on law enforcement -Stakes in election -Political opinion -Need to mobilize -Sense of lack of control -Need for leadership -Possible dictatorship -Need for President's leadership -Need to take a stand -Communism -Connally's stand on international trade, monetary affairs -Public reaction -Need for leadership -Appealing to instinct -Need for leadership on Vietnam -Necessity of action
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Media -View of US -President's approach -Agnew’s attacks -Popular appeal -Biases -Columnists -Television newsmen -Editorials Jews -Liberals -Influence -Actions to take against -Connally’s view -The President’s view -Department of Justice -Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] -Lawyers in government -Control -Frederic V. Malek The federal government -Actions in second term -Presidential appointees -Park Service director -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo's report -Dismissals -Impact -The President’s view -Incestuousness of philosophies -Treasury Department -Tax lawyers -Economists -Harvard University Business School -Harvard University -Yale University -Stanford University -University of Chicago -Influence on government -Harvard University -State universities -Texas
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
-Ohio -Environment -Presidential appointees -Resignations -Cabinet -Resignations -Changes -Pentagon shakeups -Robert S. McNamara associates -Systems analysts -State Department shakeups -Planning -Malek -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Dismissal list -The President’s view -Loyalists -Number -Appointments -Business people -Loyalties of appointees -Interior Department, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Communications Commission [FCC] , SEC, Treasury Department -Congressional patronage -Andrew Jackson and the spoils system -Benefits -Civil Service -The President’s view -Disadvantages -Need for loyalists Supreme Court -The President’s view -Replacements -Number -Importance -Potter Stewart -The President’s view -Connection with the “Georgetown social set” -Voting record -Influences -Warren E. Burger
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Harry A. Blackmun -William H. Rehnquist -Lewis F. Powell -Thurgood Marshall and William O. Douglas -Departure -Effect on Court -Effect on nation Forthcoming election
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
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Congress -Connally’s view -Charles Vanik -Henry S. Reuss -Sam M. Gibbons -William Proxmire Economy -Strength -Unemployment Vietnam -Blockade -Connally's forthcoming statement -National Security Council [NSC] interview with Robert B. Semple of New York Times -Press conference -Television
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Democratic caucus -Connally's press conference rebuttal -George Meany -Support Connally left at 4:01 pm
Conv. No. 722-7 (cont.)
Conversation No. 722-8 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 4:40 pm - 4:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Mary A. (“Toni”) Sidley. Greetings
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Sidley left at 4:41 pm.
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 722-9 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 4:42 pm - 5:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam -Blockade -Poll -Release Duke Law School dinner -Photograph book -President -Resemblance to Edward C. Nixon -President's comments -Classmate in Colorado Vietnam -Blockade -Poll -Release of results -Support for President -Henry A. Kissinger’s forthcoming statement -Criticism -Impeachment resolution -Bella S. Abzug -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr. -United Nations [UN] -Kurt Waldheim -Ceasefire -Abzug -Response -Statements -Carl B. Albert -F. Edward Hebert -Samuel L. Stratton -Hugh Scott -George D. Aiken -Dante B. Fascell -House resolution
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-9 (cont.) -President's peace offers -Congress -Democrat caucus -Resolution -Similarity to President's proposals -Ceasefire, prisoners of war [POW], withdrawal -Statements -Jack Miller -John C. Stennis -Strom Thurmond -Republicans -William M. Colmer -William Ryan -Abzug -Margaret Chase Smith -Challenge to opponents -Support for President -Edward W. Brooke -Resolution -Ceasefire -Political settlement -Clark MacGregor -Support for President -President's peace offers -Democrats' response -Attacks on Democrats -The President’s instructions -Timing -Patriotism -Comparison with the 1962 Cuban missile crisis -Intensity -Edmund S. Muskie -George S. McGovern -Hubert H. Humphrey -Kennedy -Role of Charles W. Colson -Intensity -John B. Connally -Press conference -Timing -Melvin R. Laird -Press conference -William P. Rogers
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-9 (cont.) -Connally -Comments on Democratic partisanship -Effectiveness Swimming pool -Location -Blair House Vietnam -Blockade -Support -Spontaneity -White House staff work -Poll results -Kissinger President's dinner for Duke Law School alumni -List for introductions -Lewis F. Powell -William P. Rogers -Robert H. Finch Haldeman left at 5:06 pm.
Conversation No. 722-10 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 5:07 pm - 5:54 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Walter H. Annenberg, John N. Mitchell and John D. Ehrlichman. Greetings -Annenberg -Mitchell
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) Gift from Annenberg -Described -Drawings by Steuben Glass Works -Theme Oval Office -Distinguished visitors -Prime Ministers -[Charles, Prince of Wales] Prince Charles -Edward R.G. Heath -[James] Harold Wilson -Fate of unknown African Head of State -Indira Gandhi
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Dominic Mintoff -Desire to see President -John I. Getz Peter Carrington -Annenberg's retirement plans Mintoff -Annenberg’s view -Carrington -Annenberg’s view
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) Great Britain -Conservative Party -William Whitelaw -Position -Reginald Maudling -Position -Heath -Carrington -Whitelaw -Appointment -Northern Ireland -Ulster -Annenberg visit -Problems
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Annenberg's schedule -Philadelphia -Frank L. Rizzo -California -London -William P. Rogers's visit -Dates -Kentucky Derby -John W. Galbreath -London -Day -Effect
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) Annenberg's background -Discipline -Adversity -Annenberg's father -Effect on people -Appointment as Ambassador to the Court of St. James -Benefits -Recollections of meeting with President -Palm Springs -Annenberg's reluctance to accept Annenberg as Ambassador -Personal rewards -Leonore Annenberg -Quality of work -Absence during President's visit to England -Dinner at Buckingham Palace -[Emperor of Japan] Hirohito dinners at Windsor Castle -Queen Juliana -[Elizabeth, Queen of England] Elizabeth II -Philip [?] Hoffman -Johnson & Johnson executive -Reason for visit -Annenberg’s view -Queen Elizabeth's opinion -Personality -Queen Elizabeth's opinion
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35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) Norton Simon -Marriage -Call To Annenberg -Jennifer Jones -Divorce -Archbishop of Canterbury -Annenberg's advice -Nice, France -Monte Carlo -Yacht
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Wallis (Annenberg) Weingarten -Visit to White House -Luncheon for Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Trustee of University of Southern California -Introduction to President -Chandler Pavilion event -Future visit to White House with Dr. Seth Weingarten -Appointment to National Commission for the Arts -Leonard Garment -John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -Haldeman's role -Duties -Honorary capacity -Name -Interests -Forms of arts -Appointment -Instructions for Garment -Duties
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) -Children -Number of Annenberg's grandchildren -Number of Mrs. Annenberg's grandchildren -Visit to California -Beverly Hills Hotel -Santa Monica or Malibu -Travis -Malibu compared to Santa Monica -Beverly Hills Hotel -The President’s view -Bel Air Hotel -Accommodations -Compared with Beverly Hills Hotel -President's California home -Offer to Annenberg -President's use
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:07 pm. Gifts -New cuff links Bull left at an unknown time before 5:54 pm. President's schedule -Dinner for Duke Law School classmates Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:07 pm. Gift
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) -Double cuff links -Design -Manufacturer -Presidential seal Bull left at an unknown time before 5:54 pm. Norman Vincent Peale -Conversation with Annenberg Gifts -Double cuff links Peale -Advice to Annenberg -Positive thinking -Annenberg's use of advice -New York Herald Tribune -Washington Post Washington Post -President's reading -Katharine L. Graham -Previous visit to London -Annenberg's opinion of Washington Post -Philip Graham -Story -Previous advice from Annenberg -Katharine Graham -Annenberg's advice -Katharine Graham’s response -Annenberg’s view -Criticism of Annenberg's father -Annenberg’s view -Peale's advice -Philip Graham -Annenberg's idea for book -Purpose -Annenberg’s warning -Circumstances of his death -Katharine Graham -The President’s view -Manolo Sanchez
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-10 (cont.) -Location -Opinion of war demonstrators -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Language -English compared with Spanish -Story on Arthur K. Watson -White House defense -Washington Post -Annenberg's advice -State Department response -Congressional investigation -President's response at press conference -Wayne L. Hays -Frank F. Church -W. Stuart Symington -J. William Fulbright -President's evidence against Congressmen -Dick Watkins [?] Mitchell and Ehrlichman left at 5:52 pm. Leonard K. Firestone -Appointment as Ambassador -Loyalty to President Annenberg -Desire to remain as Ambassador -Mrs. Annenberg's concerns Annenberg left at 5:54 pm.
Conversation No. 722-11 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 5:54 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Return call -Cancellation
Conversation No. 722-12 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 5:54 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?]. Meeting with President -Time
Conversation No. 722-13 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 5:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. List for President's speech at Duke Law School dinner Nomination -Unknown person -Attorney General
Conversation No. 722-14 Date: May 9, 1972 Time: 5:55 pm - 6:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Vietnam -Blockade -Previous Republican support for John F. Kennedy -Melvin R. Laird's press conference -Laird's previous position -President's previous support for Kennedy -Thomas Kuchel -Previous support for Kennedy -Democrat caucus -Vote against President -John Sherman Cooper-Clifford P. Case amendment -Numbers -Content -Counteraction -Intensity -Red-baiting -Continuation -Senate support -Democrat caucus -Resolution against North Vietnam by James B. Allen -Alan Cranston change -Withdrawal -Administration action -Laird's press conference -John B. Connally's press conference Henry A. Kissinger entered at 5:57 pm. -Democrat criticism -President's attitude -Kissinger's attitude -Soviet ships -Location -Haiphong Harbor -Purpose -Air strikes -Docks -Petroleum, oil and lubricants [POL] -Railroad bridge -Marshalling yards -Earlier damage -Trucks -Effect
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-14 (cont.) -POL in Haiphong -Blockade -Democrat caucus -Vote against President -Content -Cooper-Case amendment -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Ceasefire -Effect -Vote on floor -Republican filibuster -Resolution wording -Absentees -Supporters of President -Republicans -Case -Jacob K. Javits -Democrats -Number -Support for President -Public support -Timing of action -Depth -POW wives -"Hawks" -POW wives -Strength of support -Media coverage -Petition to impeach -Bella S. Abzug and William Ryan -Effect -Vote in Senate -Soviet view -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s view -Poll -Advance information -Support -Opposition -Soviet decision -Primary consideration -Hanoi decision -Soviet goals
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-14 (cont.) -Kissinger's schedule -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] -Briefing -Responses -Laird's briefing -William P. Rogers's briefing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's briefing -Mines -Situation assessed -Soviet response -Summit -Possible cancellation -Problems -North Vietnam offensive -Hue -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Air strikes -B-52s -Effect -Hue to Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Intensity -Possible Soviet summit cancellation -Handling -Blockade -People's Republic of China [PRC] statement -President's previous speech -Soviet Union Haldeman left at an unknown time before 6:13 pm. -Senate votes -Michael J. Mansfield -Meetings with President -Opposition to President -President's attitude -House vote -Timing with election -Blockade -Success -Soviet Moves -US reaction -Possible air strike -Abrams
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 722-14 (cont.) -Soviet options -Kissinger’s view -Summit sancellation -Significance -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Statement of Principles -US relations with Soviet Union and PRC -Effect of Vietnam War -Soviet Summit -Postponement -PRC -Statement -Kissinger's planned trip, June 21, 1972 -Statement -Article -North Vietnam dependence on PRC -Kissinger's responses -President's responses -Reasons -PRC efforts to cancel the Soviet Summit -Public responses -Senate -Published commentaries -Kissinger's and President's attitudes Kissinger left at 6:13 pm.